Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ALASKA.) Charles Sumner. Speech . . . on the Cession of Russian America to the United States. Folding map printed in red, blue and black (24 x 38 inches). 48 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers, minimal wear; moderate foxing to title page only, light vertical fold throughout, map detached with minimal wear including short separations at intersections of folds. In modern custom folding 1/4 morocco case. Washington, 1867

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A detailed exposition of the merits of the recent Alaska Purchase. In closing, Sumner advocates for renaming the late Russian territory "Alaska," and moving the international date line to bring it in line with American calendars. The map is not found in all copies; it is the original stated "Second edition, May 1867" as described in Lada-Mocarski. Howes S1134; Lada-Mocarski 159.